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Kentucky Mountain Music [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Ladies on the Steamboat - Burnett & Rutherford
    2. Dying Soldier, The - Buell Kazee
    3. Medley - Crockett Family
    4. I Truly Understand You Love Another Man - Shortbuckle Roark & Family
    5. Eight of January - Ted Gossett's Band
    6. All Night Long Blues - Burnett & Rutherford
    7. Shipping Port - Jimmy Johnson String Band
    8. Rowan County Crew, The - Robert L. Day
    9. Deer Walk - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts
    10. Let Her Go, I'll Meet Her - Rutherford/Foster
    11. That's My Rabbit, My Dog Caught It - Walter Family
    12. Lillie Dale - Martin & Roberts
    13. Cumberland Gap - Rutherford/Moore
    14. Old Fish Song, The - James Howard
    15. Red Hill Special, The - Fort Thomas Group
    16. If I Die a Railroad Man - Green Bailey
    17. Grand Hornpipe - J.W. Day
    18. East Virginia - Walter Williams
    19. Forked Deer - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
    20. Pretty Polly - Pete Steele
    21. Run Banjo - Various Artists
    22. We'll Understand It Better Bye and Bye - Kentucky Mountain Chorusters
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Curley Headed Woman - Burnett & Rutherford
    2. Gate to Go Through - Jimmy Johnson String Band
    3. Hot Corn - Martin/Roberts
    4. Grandam's Rag - Taylor/Moore
    5. I'm as Free Little Birdie as Can Be - Rutherford/Foster
    6. Rocky Mountain Goat - Ted Gossett's Band
    7. Shut up in Coal Creek Mine - Green Bailey
    8. Sugar in My Coffee (Medley) - Crockett Family
    9. Butcher's Boy, The (The Railroad Boy) - Buell Kazee
    10. New Money - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts
    11. Pearl Bryan - Burnett & Rutherford
    12. Crooked John - Kentucky String Ticklers
    13. Moonshiner, The - Daw Henson
    14. Forked Deer - J.W. Day
    15. Dixie Cowboy, The - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
    16. Mississippi Sawyer - Walter Williams
    17. Six Months Ain't Long - Rutherford/Foster
    18. Blackberry Blossom - Eddie Morrison
    19. Ellen Smith - Theophilus Hoskins
    20. Five Up - Henry Bandy
    21. Payday at Coal Creek - Pete Steele
    22. Golden Willow Tree - Justis Begley
    23. Last Appeal, The - Alice & Martha Williams/Elizabeth Flatt
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Way up on Clinch Mountain - J.W. Day
    2. Going to Jail - Ted Gossett's Band
    3. Richmond Blues - Rutherford & Foster
    4. Soap in the Washpan - Jimmy Johnson String Band
    5. Ain't Going to Lay My Armor Down - McVay & Johnson
    6. Old Voile - Blue Ridge Mountaineers
    7. Gentle Annie - Asa Martin
    8. Billy in the Low Ground - Burnett & Rutherford
    9. Lady Margaret and Sweet William - Daw Henson
    10. And the Cat Came Back - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts
    11. Pass Around the Bottle - Walter Williams
    12. Coal Creek March - Marion Underwood
    13. Johnny O Johnny - Pete Steele
    14. Taylor's Qickstep (Monroe County Quickstep) - Rutherford & Foster
    15. I've Been All Around This World - Justis Begley
    16. Jenny Baker - Jimmy Johnson String Band
    17. Come All You Roving Cowboys - Clay Walters
    18. Soldier's Joy - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
    19. I Came to This Country - Maynard Britton
    20. Medley of Old Time Dance Tunes Part 1: Husking Bee / Old Molly Hare / Wild Horse / Soldier's Joy / Arkansas Traveller - Crockett Family
    21. Rambling Reckless Hobo - Burnett & Rutherford
    22. Wild Horse - Walter Williams
    23. Old Christmas - Boyd Asher
    24. Rowan County Feud, The - Ted Chesnut
    25. Wish I Had My Time Again - Hatton Brothers
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Old Flannigan - Blue Ridge Mountaineers
    2. Willie Moore - Burnett & Rutherford
    3. Wild Wagoner, The - J.W. Day
    4. My Cabin Home Among the Hills - Asa Martin
    5. Bow Legged Irishman - Ted Gossett's Band
    6. There's No One Like the Old Folks - Rutherford & Foster
    7. Old Blind Dog - Jimmy Johnson String Band
    8. Sporting Bachelors, The - Buell Kazee
    9. Sourwood Mountain - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
    10. Roving Boy, The - Justis Begley
    11. Medley of Old Time Dance Tunes Part 2: Sourwood Mountain / Sally In The Garden / Sally Goodin - Crockett Family Mountaineers
    12. Lack Fol Diddle I Day - Pete Steele
    13. Lost John - Burnett & Rutherford
    14. There's More Pretty Girls Than One - Rutherford & Foster
    15. Shaker Ben - Walter Family
    16. Jesus Walking Through the Land - Reverand Sherwin Sizemore & Church Of The Ten Elders
    17. Pickaway - Green's String Band
    18. Wallins Creek Girls - Daw Henson
    19. We'll All Go to Heaven When the Devil Goes Blind - Eddie Morrison
    20. John Hardy - Walter Williams
    21. Wink the Other Eye - Hack String Band
    22. Hickory Jack - Boyd Asher
    23. Working's Too Hard - Boyd Asher
    24. Sail Away Ladies - Henry Bandy
    25. Great Reaping Day, The - Kentucky Mountain Chorusters
    0. DISC 5:
    1. Bullalo Gals (Medley) - Crockett Family Mountaineers
    2. Three Black Sheep - Howard & Peak
    3. Run Them Coons in the Ground - Clifford Gross
    4. I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground - Green Bailey
    5. Fire on the Mountain - Ted Gossett's Band
    6. Wake up You Drowsy Sleepers - Oaks Family
    7. Cuttin at the Point - Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies
    8. Cowboy Trail, The - Buell Kazee
    9. Drink More Cider - Jimmy Johnson String Band
    10. Two Faithful Lovers - Rutherford & Foster
    11. Maxwell Girl - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
    12. Swafford Branch Stills - Daw Henson
    13. Wild Hog in the Woods - Lonesome Luke & His Farm Boys
    14. Soldier and the Lady, The - Marvin Thornton & Fort Thomas Group/Fort Thomas Group
    15. Pine Tree - Kentucky Woodchoppers
    16. Lord Daniel - Green Maggard
    17. Leaving Here Blues - Kentucky String Ticklers
    18. Peddler and His Wife, The - James Howard
    19. Waynesburgh - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts
    20. Little Stream of Whiskey - Burnett & Rutherford
    21. Next to Your Mother, Who Do You Love - Madisonville String Band
    22. Little Birdie - Pete Steele
    23. Hog Eyed Man - Theophilus Hoskins
    24. (Fragment) - Walter Williams
    25. I'll Be Ready When the Bridegroom Comes - McVay & Johnson
    0. DISC 6:
    1. Bill Cheatam - Mangrum & Shriver
    2. Short Life of Trouble - Buell Kazee
    3. B Flat Rag - Madisonville String Band
    4. Fate of Ellen Smith, The - Green Bailey
    5. Washington Quadrille - Jimmy Johnson String Band
    6. Storms May Rule the Ocean - Rutherford & Foster
    7. Gray Eagle - Taylor's Kentucky Boys
    8. Bile Dem Cabbage Down - Crockett Family Mountaineers
    9. Martha Campbell - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts
    10. I'll Be With You When the Roses Bloom Again - Burnett & Rutherford
    11. Shelvin Rock - Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies
    12. Roving Cowboy, The - Buell Kazee
    13. Fox Chase - Ted Gossett's Band
    14. Dogs in the Ashcan - Lonesome Luke & His Farm Boys
    15. Come All Ye Fair and Handsome Girls - Green Maggard
    16. Rambling Hobo - Pete Steele
    17. Leather Breeches - Clifford Gross
    18. Poison in a Glass of Wine - Bill Bundy
    19. Valentine, The - Tom West
    20. Flying Cloud Waltz - Walter Family
    21. Western Union Telegram, A - Eddie Morrison
    22. My Little Carpenter - James Howard
    23. Hook and Line - Hatton Brothers
    24. Will It Pay - Oaks Family
    0. DISC 7:
    1. Rocky Mountain Goat - Clifford Gross
    2. Orphan Girl, The - Buell Kazee
    3. Honeymoon Stomp - Doc Roberts Trio
    4. I Ain't a Bit Drunk - George Short Buckle Roark
    5. Bacon and Cabbage - Mangrum & Shriver
    6. I Cannot Be Your Sweetheart - Howard & Peak
    7. Little Boy Working on the Road - J.W. Day
    8. I Must See My Mothers - Martin & Hobbs
    9. New Harmony Waltz - Kentucky Woodchoppers
    10. Sugar Hill - Crockett Family Mountaineers
    11. Kentucky Plowboy's March - Hack String Band
    12. You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone - Oaks Family
    13. Tipple Blues - Kentucky String Ticklers
    14. He's Only a Miner Killed in the Ground - Ted Chesnut
    15. Rye Straw - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts
    16. She's Flower From the Fields of Alabama - Rutherford/Moore/Dick Burnett
    17. Ching Chow - Jimmy Johnson String Band
    18. My Mother's Hands - Shortbuckle Roark & Family
    19. My Pretty Snow Deer - Madisonville String Band
    20. Walter Family Waltz - Walter Family
    21. Going Across the Sea - Henry Bandy
    22. Knoxville Rag - Taylor/Moore/Dick Burnett
    23. I'm Rolling Along - Buell Kazee
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2200

  • Credits
    ProducerRichard Nevins (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Recorded in the 1920's and 1930's.
    Recorded in the 1920's & 1930's.
    Liner Note Author: Richard Nevins.
    Released in February 2003, Kentucky Mountain Music is the type of box set that will have old-time music lovers drawing up their holiday wish-list early. A roots music novice will probably question the size and scope of the set: Why would one state, after all, need seven full discs to document its music? But devotees know that (a) Yazoo wouldn't put out anything but a quality product and (b) Kentucky holds more old-time musical riches than most states. As Richard Nevins notes, "no other state comes even close in both terms of fascinating diversity of styles and prodigious amounts of great performances." Each disc contains 22-25 performances including fiddle tunes, string band music, and vocals from the 1920s and 1930s. A number of well-respected names make multiple appearances including Burnett and Rutherford, Buell Kazee, and Fiddlin' Doc Roberts. There are a number of fine cuts from Jimmy Johnson String Band("Gate to Go Through" and "Drink More Cider"),and Taylor's Kentucky Boys ("The Dixie Cowboy" and "Forked Deer"). There's a fun, snappy version of "Hot Corn" by Martin and Roberts, and some nifty banjo work by Henry L. Bandy on "Five Up." There are also oddities like Bill Bundy's "Poison in a Glass of Wine," about a jealous boy who poisons both himself and his true love, and the whimsical instrumental by the Fiddlin' Doc Roberts trio called "Honeymoon Stomp." The overall sound quality is good, though, as the liner notes point out, old recordings offer their share of problems when it comes to fidelity. The field recordings in particular were poorly recorded, leaving less room for improvement. Many kinks, however, have been ironed out, and fans will be thankful to have these recordings. This massive set is supplemented by an attractive booklet featuring good photographs and solid liner notes by Nevins and Charles K. Wolfe. Kentucky Mountain Music is a lovingly completed box set that will prove the perfect present for old-time fanatics everywhere. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (5/15/03, p.137) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC, which mixes rare commercial releases with Alan Lomax field recordings, tells a deeper tale of the breadth and intricacies of mountain song and the colorful virtuosos who put it on record..."
    Dirty Linen (8/03, pp.57-8) - "...In all, the box is a remarkable achievement....[With] outstanding songs and tunes..."
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